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Philippine Arena, Manila

Design: Populous

The world’s largest indoor arena, the 50,000 seat Philippine Arena, has opened in Manila.

The arena at Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue, Bulacan, was commissioned by Iglesia Ni Cristo (the Church of Christ) as the church’s gift to the community and was completed in time for the Church’s Centennial Celebration on July 27th 2014.

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Spotlight Youth Space, London

Design: Astudio

Architects Astudio have announced the official opening of their Spotlight Youth Space project in Poplar, East London.

The building was unveiled at a launch event attended by over 250 people and featured speeches and performances from the young people who now use the space.

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65BTP House, Singapore

Design: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

This is a home surrounded by a vast garden that converges at a colossal pre-war rain tree with such magnificence that its presence is ingrained within the very architecture of the house itself. Throughout this home are numerous encounters with nature whilst still being very much indoors.

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Tile of Spain Awards 2014 – Design Contest

Open call for the 13th Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design

The international competition celebrating the application of Spanish ceramics is now open

Renowned architect Emilio Tuñón will chair this year’s jury, which includes architects Martha Thorne, Cino Zucchi, Anupama Kundoo, José María Sánchez, José María Márquez Cecilia and Ramón Monfort.

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Griffith University Learning Commons, Queensland

Design: ThomsonAdsett

The building form has been derived through analysis of the available site geometries. Opportunities to complement University Drive, pedestrian pathways, the hinterland and major health developments are maximised. The form is intentionally crisp, dynamic, colourful, bold, fearless and futuristic.

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Boa Nova Tea House, Portugal

Design: Álvaro Siza Vieira

The Boa Nova Tea House was designed following a competition held in 1956 by the city council and won by Portuguese architect Fernando Tavora. After choosing a site on the cliffs of the Matosinhos seashore, Tavora turned the project over to his collaborator, Alvaro Siza.

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The Noble Quran Oasis in Madinah

Architect: Rafael de La-Hoz

Rafael de La-Hoz proposes a habitable natural Oasis for The Noble Quran Oasis Competition in Madinah

‘References to gardens, fountains and streams are constant in the Quran…
Madinah city does not ask for a building… but an Oasis’

The proposal is to highlight a striking Islamic Landmark to remain in the memory of the city´s visitors

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5 Pancras Square, London

Design: Bennetts Associates

5 Pancras Square, the innovative new community building for the London Borough of Camden, will officially open to the public on Saturday 19 July 2014. The largest building to be completed so far in the southern ‘quarter’ of King’s Cross, 5 Pancras Square provides new public leisure facilities for local residents and visitors to the London Borough of Camden.

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RIBA Stirling Prize 2014

The shortlist for the prestigious 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for the best new building has been announced. The six exceptional shortlisted buildings will now go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade, to be awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on 16 October 2014. The six buildings will be judged by the same criteria: their design excellence and their significance in the evolution of architecture and the built environment.

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21 Wapping Lane, London

Design: Paul Davis + Partners

Paul Davis + Partners’ just completed, largely residential and mixed-use scheme, looks set to act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the historic dockland area of Wapping in east London.

21 Wapping Lane, a high quality development for Ballymore, consists of five main blocks varying in height and massing that are connected by richly landscaped courtyards. To the south of the site, the buildings are rectilinear, while to the north of the site and adjacent to a canal, the blocks are more curved, reflecting the changing urban fabric.

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Milan Information Pavilion Competition

[AC-CA] Architectural Competition

Expo 2015 is the next scheduled Universal Exposition after Expo 2012, and will be hosted by Milan, between 1 May and 31 October 2015. The theme chosen for the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. This embraces technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet.

The aim of this International Competition is to design an Information Pavilion within the World Expo Park in Milan.

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Omagh Fire Station, Northern Ireland

Design: HLM Architects

A new £3.6 million community fire station, training facility and headquarters for Omagh’s firefighters has become fully operational, providing improved safety for the people of Omagh and the surrounding district.

The station was designed by HLM taking inspiration and lessons from some of the best fire stations and training facilities across Ireland and the UK.